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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

First Experimental Flight Test Of eStarling Demonstrator Complete

Dr. Seyed M. Mohseni, Founder and CEO of Samad Aerospace First To Fly

Samad Aerospace, based in the UK, has completed the first test flight of its fully electric Starling aircraft successfully. The Starling aircraft will offer human air transportation to remote locations. It can transport either one passenger or 220lbs of payload at a speed of 120 miles per hour and range of 136 miles. The test flight focused on flight control systems and handling quality of the aircraft during the hover. Dr. Seyed Mohseni, CEO of SAMAD Aerospace, commented: “It was fantastic to be the first person to fly our beautiful Starling aircraft. The experimental test flight went to plan and was the next step to make Starling aircraft a reality. The fully electric VTOL aircraft will change the future of transportation whilst reducing emissions and carbon footprint.”

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

Drones Complete 16 Mile Flight, Ready To Serve In Rural Areas

Greifswald University Hospital, German air ambulance service DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter recently partnered to transport blood samples sixteen miles in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge project of the hospital's Department of Anesthesiology. The Wingcopter completed the 16-kilometer route in an average of 18 minutes, nearly twice as fast as ground-based transport.

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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Steve Dickson To Be Keynote Speaker At NBAA

The Event Welcomes Dickson Back To Share Insights

The National Business Aviation Association reveals that FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will be a Day One Keynote speaker at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, which takes place in Las Vegas, NV on October 12-14, 2021. “NBAA is pleased to welcome once again Administrator Dickson to NBAA-BACE,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “His insights into issues that impact business aviation, such as safety, sustainability, diversity and innovation, are always of the utmost interest to our attendees.”

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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

4AIR Launches First Interactive Sustainable Aviation Fuel Map for Business Jets

Map Shows Where To Locate Sustainable Aviation Fuel 

4AIR has launched an interactive map to show private jet owners and operators where to find Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The map seeks to address the difficulties in locating SAF, due to limited distribution and fragmented marketing. “Sustainable Aviation Fuel is an efficient and effective way to reduce the impact private jets have on climate change,” said Kennedy Ricci, 4AIR’s president. “This is the single best way for aviators to find this climate-beneficial fuel. And, by making it easier to find SAF, we hope to promote its use and expand its availability.”

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Thu, Sep 16, 2021

New DOI/USFS Aviation Helmets Standard For Air Tractor Aircraft

Models AT-504, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A Included

There is a new flight helmet standard in place for pilots of Air Tractor models AT-504, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A, which has been recently approved by the FAA. While the FAA does not require a helmet for other Air Tractor models, Air Tractor strongly recommends that pilots of all its aircraft wear an appropriate flight helmet, including helmets tested to the new DOI/USFS standard. In 2017, the OAS determined that while Mil-Spec and DOT aviation helmet specification standards have existed for some time, no government regulatory agencies had provided a civilian aviation helmet specification standard. 

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